Not everyone who communicates on mobile devices are good at expressing themselves through words or complete sentences. The developers of virtual keyboard favorite SwiftKey is on a mission to allow people, children included, with speaking and reading disabilities to still be able to use smartphones and tablets. They will be able to do so through the newly-released SwiftKey Symbols, which uses symbols and images to help them communicate with their loved ones.
Relying on a growing library of images and symbols, users will be able to pick the appropriate ones that they need to express themselves. There are several categories like people, actions, colors, etc. Users will also be able to add their own custom pictures or photos if there are no images that match what they want to say.
The app also uses the prediction engine that has made SwiftKey a favorite among those who prefer to type predictively. It will also study the way a user chooses symbols and images, so the more you use the app, the better it can predict how you communicate. It even studies the time of day and the day of the week when the user uses specific images and then suggests the appropriate symbols for that context.
Since of course this is something that the developer wants people in need to actually use, SwiftKey Symbols is absolutely free, without any in-app purchase available. You can download it from the Google Play Store.